8 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Germany Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then walk around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

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Chennai, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in April, things will get colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then make a trip to Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, then don't miss a visit to Atomium, and then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then make a trip to East Side Gallery, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Getting from Brussels to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.